23 March 2021
UPDATE (February 26th, 2020):
Black Shark has released a new Black Shark 3 teaser confirming a crucial display specification. It has revealed that the smartphone's display panel will offer 270Hz touch response rate. It means it will be one of the most touch-responsive smartphones out there in the market. It means the time taken to respond to touch, swipe or any other gesture will be one of the lowest on the phone. It can prove to be a crucial factor while playing fast action-packed games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile.
Original (February 24th, 2020)
Xiaomi-backed gaming smartphone brand Black Shark has announced that it will launch next-gen Black Shark 3 during a launch event on March 3rd. It is an event that will be held in China as the brand mainly deals in the Chinese smartphone market. The new phone will be a successor to the Black Shark 2 Pro that was an enhanced version of the Black Shark 2.
The launch event poster confirms that Black Shark 3 will be a 5G-capable smartphone. In fact, the company is touting it as the world's first 5G gaming smartphone. It seems like the launch keynote will focus on how high-speed 5G connectivity will help gamers get a better and smooth gaming experience, especially those who play multiplayer online games and those who live stream their gameplay.
The poster also highlights Black Shark's partnership with Tencent Games, the creator of insanely popular battle royale game Player Unknown's Battleground (PUBG) as well as its mobile variant PUBG Mobile. The partnership was announced last month and the upcoming Black Shark 3 will be the first product release since then. We can surely expect a well-optimized PUBG Mobile gaming experience on the smartphone because of the partnership.
Other than this, the Black Shark 3 is rumored to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with up to 16GB of RAM. It is said to offer a 120Hz display with Quad HD+ display resolution. The battery capacity is expected to be 4,500mAh with support for 65W fast charging technology.